The online Career and Technical Education Graduate Certificate at App State

App State’s Career and Technical Education Graduate Certificate will prepare you to teach students the real-world job skills that today’s employers expect.

Our nation’s economy relies on the strength and skill of its workforce, and educators like you are critical to training and empowering the next generation of technicians and specialists to fill skilled, in-demand careers.

You will learn the latest instructional methods, techniques and technologies used in today’s classrooms, and explore creative ways to blend quality course experiences with practical hands-on learning.

Upon successful completion of this certificate, you will be eligible to apply for one of the many licensure areas related to Career and Technical Education in North Carolina, including Agriculture Education, Computer Science and Information Technology, Family and Consumer Sciences Education, Health Sciences Education, Marketing and Entrepreneurship Education as well as a variety of other trade and industrial education areas.

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Certificate details

Program information

  • Completion time: 18-24 months
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  • All App State education programs that lead to an initial licensure or a similar credential require a Clinical Internship at a North Carolina public school. Learn more.

Eligibility and application requirements


  • hold a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with a minimum 2.7 GPA
  • a minimum of 24 college credit hours related to the licensure area
  • Meet Graduate School admission criteria

Application requirements:

  • Completed online application to graduate school
  • Application fee
  • Unofficial transcripts (or evaluated transcripts for degrees and coursework earned outside of the United States) should be uploaded showing any completed degrees and coursework.
    Note: Official transcripts will be required prior to enrolling.
  • Resume
  • Personal statement

Note: Test scores are not required for this program.

Professional Licensure

Appalachian State programs that lead to a professional licensure or certificate are intended to prepare students for licensure or certification in North Carolina. Check the Professional Licensure webpage for information on licensure requirements in other states.

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